February 28th, 2012
SWEETWATER â€” A man who said voiceds told him to kill his 4-year-old son has been found not guilty of attempted capital murder by reason of insanity.
State District Judge Glen Harrison made the ruling Monday and ordered Carlos Rico to be committed to the maximum security North Texas State Hospital in Vernon for examination. According to documents, Rico will be returned to a Nolan County courtroom within 30 days for assessment of his mental progress, at which time Judge Harrison will decide whether to keep him hospitalized.
According to local tax officials, some area residents may have a rather sizable refund coming to them â€” they just aren't aware of it.
Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for as many as 1 million people throughout the nation who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, according to AARP Tax-Aide Coordinator Ray Alexander. However, any hope of collecting that money will vanish in April.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday:
â€˘RENE SALAZAR-PEREZ, 26, of 610 S. Douglas St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ LANCE BRANDEN LOVELACE, 40, of 410 W. Cuthbert Apt. F, Odessa, was arrested Monday on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon, evading arrest/detention, resist arrest search or transport deadly weapon and failure to identify giving false/fictitious info.
Felipe Lerma Villa, 69, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his daughter's residence. Vigil services will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Janet Sue Harrington, 58, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Maj. Orville Chambless of the Salvation Army officiating.
Cynthia Kay Watts, 68, of San Angelo passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at a local hospital. Family visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Johnson's Funeral Home. The service will follow at 3 p.m. in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nathaniel Hankins of First United Methodist Church officiating. Cynthia is survived by her brother, Michael Francis; and daughter, Amber Alexander of San Angelo; son, Todd Beckham of Conroe, Texas; and daughter Shauna Flett of Entiat, Wash.
Deidra Whatley, 84, of Bandera, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, February 27, 2012 at Bandera Rehabilitation and Health Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Ruben David Thomas, 85, of Big Spring, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Athletes from Coahoma, Forsan and Stanton were well-represented on the recently released All-District 3-2A basketball team.
Stanton's Tara Patterson and Jennifer Henley were both named to the girls' all-district first team, while Coahoma senior Jennifer Castilaw was joined by Cheyenne Galloway and Raegan Haggard of Forsan on the second team.
Coahoma's Minnie Goodblanket, Forsan's Maria Ortiz and Stanton's Selah Ramsey were named to the 3-2A all-defensive girls' team.
HOBBS, N.M. â€” The Howard College women's basketball team tossed a huge monkey wrench at the Western Junior College Athletic Conference race Monday night.
On the same night they were mathematically eliminated from postseason play, the Hawks decided to play spoiler in a major way by crushing WJCAC leader New Mexico Junior College, 67-51, Monday night.
Howard's win creates a bit of a logjam at the top of the league standings â€” the loss drops NMJC into a tie for with Midland College with identical 9-2 marks, while Odessa College is only a game back at 8-3.